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Silent Space

Every Wednesday, enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

At Kingston Lacy the Silent Space is the Acer Glade. Set back from the main Japanese Garden, the glade provides a peaceful and tranquil haven to stop and quietly connect to nature.

From spring, the Japanese maple trees are stunningly vibrant, with foliage in bright lime greens, gold and pinks, the perfect place to enjoy birdsong and the gentle sound of bamboo rustling in the breeze. By the autumn this secluded glade is transformed once again, burning with intense reds and oranges; the jewel of Kingston Lacy’s autumn colour set among winding paths and granite lanterns.

The Silent Space project is a not-for-profit initiative which runs nationwide, offering spaces for quiet observation and contemplation in a world that's constantly on the move and demanding our attention. You can find out more about their work at www.silentspace.org.uk

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The basics

Accessibility

The Acer Glade is level access, with gravel and hard-standing paths. If you would like to attend and would like to discuss your access requirements, please call 01202 883402.

Upcoming events

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Henrietta's house and garden tour 

Discover how Henrietta Bankes, an influential member of the family, made her mark at Kingston Lacy in the house and garden and feel like one of her guests. Book a place on a guided tour running on selected days in July and August.

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16 Jul to 27 Aug 2024
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09:40 to 11:00
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Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am 

Would you like to try Nordic walking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. These one-hour walks are designed to help you improve your fitness levels and get...

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16 Jul to 17 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 22 other dates or times
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Nordic wellness walk: every Tuesday at 10am 

Would you like to try a gentle Nordic walk in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. A Nordic Wellness Walk may incorporate mobility exercises to help with...

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on
16 Jul to 17 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 22 other dates or times
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Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am 

Would you like to take up cycling again, have lost confidence, or would just like to ride with other people using traffic-free trails or quiet country lanes? These rides are led by trained volunteers from Dorset Council's Health and Activity...

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18 Jul to 19 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 11:00
+ 22 other dates or times